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Replay: Deconstructing the Pitch with Omar Mouallem
Missed our session on pitching magazine stories? Purchase a Replay and get unlimited streams of this class, plus a handy tip-sheet to guide you through your next assignment.
This class with Omar Mouallem, a career-long freelance writer and editor, will get you one step closer to writing for your favourite publications in this 90-minute webinar. With bylines as far-ranging as WIRED and Modern Farmer, Omar will walk you through case studies of flawless pitches for a variety of print media and forms, including op-eds, essays to features, how-tos and more. He’ll also offer advice on how to verbally pitch editors over the phone or coffee, finance book projects through freelance articles, and answers other questions during a Q&A.
This is not a live seminar. Purchase includes: link and password to access recorded spring session; digital notes from the author; a tip-sheet to guide you through future projects.
Date: Jun 1/22
Instructor: Omar Mouallem
Length: 1hr 49 min.
Closed Captioning: Yes (A.I. generated, subject to error)
Attachment: Magazine pitching tip-sheet with additional pitching guides plus access information for recorded tutorial
About the instructor: In addition to founding Pandemic University School of Writing, Omar Mouallem is an author, journalist and filmmaker. He’s contributed stories to The Guardian, WIRED, and NewYorker.com and received three National Magazine Awards and other honours. Several of his articles have been adapted into books and movies, including Praying to the West: How Muslims Shaped the Americas, which was named one of the Globe and Mail’s 100 best books of 2021. He also wrote, directed and produced The Last Baron, a CBC Gem original hailed by enRoute magazine as one of the best Canadian food documentaries.